Why Entrepreneurs Should Stay Away from Business Biographies & Memoirs [Podcast Talk]
This podcast episode started from a simple question: what biographies & memoirs did we, the team behind The CEO Library, read?
We’ve all started and built several businesses in the past decade, we’re all avid readers (obviously), but that’s where the similarities between us end.
That’s because we have different interests, experiences and biases. Even when we read the same books, our opinions might have nothing in common.
Whatsoever, we did agree on this: you should always read business biographies with a pinch of salt, and memoirs from non-business fields, such as sports, might inspire you more.
Tune in and find out what biographies and memoirs we read and recommend, what we learned from them, why we were disappointed by some, and how sports biographies helped us (and our mental health):
Mentioned in this episode (hope I didn’t miss any):
- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future – Ashlee Vance
- The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon – Brad Stone
- Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
- Losing my Virginity – Richard Branson
- Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
- Driven From Within – Michael Jordan
- The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
- Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist – Roger Lowenstein
- Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
- American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
- Total Recall – Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Open – Andre Agassi
- What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
- Born to Run – Cristopher McDougall
- On Writing – Stephen King
- The Art of Learning – Josh Waitzkin
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